Earlier this year, St. Joe and the Walton County School District created “Read to Feed” to benefit Food For Thought Outreach
. Students at the county’s elementary schools were encouraged to read independently and test their retention by taking accelerated reader tests in the classroom. For each successfully completed accelerated reader test St. Joe donated .25¢ to our organization.
In total, Walton County students successfully completed more than 185,000 accelerated reader tests.
“As education is one of the pillars of The St. Joe Community Foundation, we are always looking for ways to enhance educational opportunities for local children,” said April Wilkes, Executive Director of the St. Joe Community Foundation.
“Our mission is to remove the negative impacts of hunger and empower a child to get the most out of their education and development by providing them weekly access to healthy, easy to prepare meals,” said Tiffanie Nelson, Founder and CEO of Food For Thought Outreach. These funds will go directly to supporting our programs serving food insecure children in our community.